Saint Mary's College of California Alumni Average Salary

Combining good value and great education, Saint Marys College of California is ranked in the top 5 percent of universities by return on investment. Alumni report high financial returns compared to the tuition they paid to attend this a Roman Catholic university based in Moraga, Calif. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Saint Mary's College of California Alumni

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Account Executive
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Business Operations Manager
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Sales Development Representative (SDR)
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About This School

1928 Saint Marys Road
Moraga, CA 94556


Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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SMC alumni can most commonly be found in the financial services industry, the software services industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. IT consulting is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from SMC make an average of $70K.


After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes approximately $67K where the average male graduate hauls home $80K.


Among SMC alumni, those working as Information Management Specialists report the highest median pay of around $108K, followed by Business Operations Managers ($99K), and Demand Planners (about $89K). Account Executives face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $84K.


San Francisco, Calif. is a hot spot for SMC alum. With a median salary of approximately $121K, Los Angeles, Calif. represents the highest-paid city popular among SMC grads. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SMC alumni is Sacramento, Calif., where earnings average $46K. In addition, SMC grads flock to neighboring San Ramon, Calif. as well as Walnut Creek, Calif.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for SMC grads with a B.A. in Business Administration (average earnings climb to $147K per year). A B.A. in Communication commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $59K.


For former Gaels, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 62 percent more than other alumni salaries. SMC grads are usually competent in Project Management, and roughly a fourth of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one-third of alumni get paid sick time. It is no small feat that a large number of alumni are given health coverage, and most survey participants accept dental insurance. A large number of former students participate in a 401(k) program. Saint Marys College of California alumni are also on the receiving end of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Median pay for California Lutheran University grads is $69K, making their salaries most similar to those of SMC grads. Other schools similar to SMC include Santa Clara University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Antioch University-Los Angeles.

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Key Stats for Saint Mary's College of California


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$40,851 - $97,318
$46,369 - $114,000
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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